“Prosecutor has said no basis to hold them, why should police act on the contrary?”
“He [Barana] was beaten up by cops to force him to pretend to be one of the workers. He was temporarily released and ordered to go with the arrested workers to make it appear like the workers were armed.”
When Jola Diones-Mamangun of Kodao Productions asked about the status of her colleagues from Altermidya, a policeman told her they recovered guns and shabu from the journalists.
“They kept on striking us, even as we raised our hands.” — NutriAsia worker
“Workers are no longer hoping for a favorable action from the government to respect their dignity.”
The workers have faced threats of illegal dismissal, salary deductions, underpaid overtime work of P619 pesos for 12 hours, lack of health insurance, and other inhumane working conditions.
MANILA – Traveling from Quezon City to Marilao, Bulacan, organizations and people from all walks of life showed their support for the NutriAsia striking workers on June 23, Saturday. It was the 23rd day of the NutriAsia strike. They held their program at the picket line and echoed the workers’ call: “Manggagawang tinanggal, ibalik, ibalik!”…
A policeman pointed his rifle at me. I could not do anything then they started hitting me and pointed a big knife at me. Then they brought me to a corner and began choking me.
Nineteen workers and a senior high school member of the League of Filipino Students were arrested and brought to Meycauayan Police Station.
In a bid to defend their picket line, the workers sat and huddled together on the flooded ground in front of the factory inside an industrial park.
He (company representative) said it is prohibited to form a union, what nonsense! Even the clapping of hands is against the law? He is making up these laws. There is nothing in the law that prohibits the clapping of hands.